NgBandi Mask, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Masks of the small NgBandi community are seldom encountered. The elegant tapered chin and small mouth are a counterpoint to the broad forehead dominated by the vertical row of cone shaped scarification and narrow eyes.. The mask ksurface is worn with age and use but the overall condition is good with no losses or cracks.
The mask is said to be associated with initiation of young men into adulthood